Reviews Posted by Barbara C. Glancy

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[Limited] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
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1934 06/12/2012
Farmers Shincha or Aracha tea which means minimally processed is amazing. If you can understand anything about the painstaking work that goes into growing, harvesting, and processing and storing tea, minimally processing still must require tremendous calculations of wor...(more)
[Limited] Shincha AOTE (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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929 06/12/2012
My first impressions of Shincha Aote were complex and refreshing. The balance of freshness was very satisfying. This is probably one of the most unique green teas to drink. I followed the directions from Hibiki-an plus varied the infusion minutes. Experimentation allowe...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)
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2245 11/10/2011
Typically I like to drink my Matcha in the morning hours, but I was eager to try the new Kurdashi Matcha tea made from Samidori leaves grown in the tea regions of Ogura, Kyoto. Those in my tea drinking group this evening were wowed by subtle and smoothly refined qualiti...(more)
[Limited] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
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1578 05/22/2011
Yes, this tea deserves another review for 2011! When we think of best we generally associate highly refined but in Japan I think it is just a category. Unrefined could be regarded as best and the proof is in the brew. I let my tea cool in the bowl and I was amazed at no...(more)
[Limited] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
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1602 05/22/2011
Today in the USA is National Walk in the Woods Day! Forest owners mostly farmers open their lands to hikers of all ages in hopes that others will enjoy the great outdoors and all that forests have to offer. Hibiki-an does the same and less is more! The 2011 Farmer's Shi...(more)
[Limited] HYO RETSU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)   Out of Stock
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1605 04/20/2011
I was hesitant at first to order these Hyo Retsu crafted tea bowls. But this will be a surprise for my husband for Father?s Day on June 19th. I decided not to hesitate because already I no longer see the equally as beautiful sepia toned Yunomi matcha bowl. I know these ...(more)
OHIGASHI (handmade confectionary)
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6941 04/20/2011
Handmade is always appreciated and Ohigashi is no exception. This is truly a wonderful treat. It is a sugar but very delicate and refreshing. Not overly sweet and the texture is very unique. It lays right down on your tongue like a delicate blanket. It would be a wonder...(more)
[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle (20g/0.71oz)   Out of Stock
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1493 12/24/2010
Here we are December 22 and we are rushing to complete all the final details of our 2010 holiday and New Years Eve plans to individual perfection. As we compete to find presents for others we also find that retailers tempt us to buy for ourselves as they mark 60% off on...(more)
[Shouraku] KURO MAKUGUSURI CHAWAN (by Shouraku III)
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2661 10/11/2010
It is not everyday that one can choose to buy such an expensive piece of pottery. It took some time to gather the reason and resource to trust that a supplier would be offering a genuine chawan of this quality. I have never been left disappointed by anything that Hibiki...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)
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1835 10/07/2010
Today is our fifth day of nature's invitation to Florida's 2010 fall season. Storming my new stainless steel kettle by Sori Yanagi has never been more of a pleasure as it is the best stove top kettle I have ever used and I am looking forward in anticipation to making Hi...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Matcha (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
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1620 06/07/2010
In our world it is a constant challenge to maintain balance and include nature and purity. My goal today was to find balance. My Thursday morning began outside before dawn. I began to breath the warm moist cool air, rain washed just that night before. As the light brigh...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Gyokuro (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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2627 06/05/2010
Shincha Gyokuro 2010 "The Tea of Kings" is here! Thank you Hibiki-an. Hands down everyone drinking this tea at my table gave it high praise and said they really liked my brew of 7.5 grams of tea with 200ml of 165 degree water for 30 seconds. In and out! This ...(more)
[Limited] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
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1528 06/05/2010
Tea tasting the new Shinsha's from Hibiki-an did not stop at Shincha matcha. A bit later my friends and I prepared ourselves for the Farmers Shincha. I like to think of this tea as the house tea. Nothing wrong with this tea and proud to be served and consumed. Very easy...(more)
[Limited] Houjicha Karigane Super Premium (100g/3.53oz)   Out of Stock
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1053 02/09/2010
When my Houjicha tea arrived I prepared the boiling water and measured out 7.5 g on my scale which happened to be about what slightly fills a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Then I chose the fastest decanting teapot I own because I noticed that this tea as per instructions neede...(more)
Houjicha Karigane (200g/7.05oz)
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4843 02/09/2010
Houjicha Karigane is at the top of the offerings in the Houjicha lineup. This is the sweet, complex tea with descriptions most closely resembling those associated with fine wine tastings. This is a wow tea. It has the roastyness of my other favorite Houjicha Super Premi...(more)
Houjicha (Bancha) (200g/7.05oz)
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5847 02/09/2010
Houjicha (Bencha) another tea in my quest to familiarize my self with my sushi masters favorite style of tea, Houjicha. A very good tea roasting as presented in a mild and mellow tea with many characteristics found in Houjicha except it was not as complex. I could not ...(more)
[Limited] Houjicha Super Premium (100g/3.53oz)   Out of Stock
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1309 02/09/2010
There are four new Houjicha teas now offered from the tea farm and green tea provider Hibiki-an. The Houjicha Super Premium is a limited production.This was the first of the four Houjicha teas I tasted and I was thrilled with my experience. This was a tea I did not want...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Traditional (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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1499 05/25/2009
I liked this tea even though it was less sweet and more astringent. Astringent is not a bad description by any means when it comes to this tea. It is important an important characteristic to have a tea able to refreshen and awaken the palette and this tea achieves thi...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Gyokuro (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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1983 05/25/2009
Long over due is my review for this wonderful tea from Hibiki-an tea. I have been so busy drinking many new spring teas that I almost forgot to write my review! I likes using 7g of this tea to 220cm of water at 156 degrees for exactly one minute. We take tea drinking ...(more)
SHOAMI Hohin set (handcrafted Tea Set)
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3260 12/15/2008
I am writing today in hopes that many tea lovers will take a closer look at the wonderful Hohin set I recently purchased. This Hohin is amazingly still offered by Hibiki-an. The photographs on the website do not offer the viewer the true beauty the artist Shoami Takano ...(more)
Vermilion Chataku (saucer: pair)
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2540 10/16/2008
Chataku are also very traditional. The are wood and are finished in a typical elegant fashion. The red will offset any good tea cup and add character and conversation to your tea presentation with friends. Hibiki-an offers three styles of coasters to help set the tea an...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Gyokuro Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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2414 10/13/2008
I am thrilled to experience yet another offering of Kuradashi Gyokuro Super Premium. This tea offers the best of all green tea distinctions. But what I like most is the way it satisfies like a Mother's cooked soup that took all day to make and care for to get it just ri...(more)
[Limited] Kuradashi Gyokuro Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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1435 10/16/2006
My impressions of limited Kuradashi Gyokuro super premium Hibiki-an green tea is that I like the mellow sweetness. Like all teas you must first get to know the tea through brewing. I used the least amount recommended and only let the tea brew for a few minutes. You can ...(more)
HOHRYU (handcrafted Kyusu: 360ml)
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3529 10/15/2006
The new offering of the traditional Hohryu Tokoname Yaki Kyusu created by Futoshi Sawada has just graced the tea ware section of Hibiki an's website. The photos as good as they are only do this tea pot a half the justice it truly deserves. This teapot reminds me of ...(more)
[Seasonal] Iced Teapot (1,000ml)   Out of Stock
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2453 07/14/2006
After ordering more of these ice tea pots. One more for me and one for my friend. I began to write a note to my tea loving friend. I asked Dong Dong who hates when it gets too hot out side of Suzhou, China if he was drinking summer ice tea. He said yes and told me that ...(more)
Organic Gyokuro (100g/3.53oz)
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3343 07/14/2006
Green tea lovers must try this Organic Gyokuro as a summer ice tea. The leaves of this tea floating in my new Hibiki-An glass ice tea pot remind me of the famous aquarium underwater gardenscapes that take years to create along with intricate water chemistry and filterin...(more)
[Seasonal] Iced Teapot (1,000ml)   Out of Stock
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2325 06/26/2006
As I continue to use my new ice tea making vessel to brew tea I have noticed another great advantage. When pouring the tea in the morning and throughout the day I noticed the tea is released in a rushed flow. Like water being released or gushed from the side of the rock...(more)
[Seasonal] Iced Teapot (1,000ml)   Out of Stock
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1984 06/24/2006
I was not exactly sure how I was going to like Japanese green tea cold. The recipes on the Hibiki-an web site sounded so inviting. So once I recieved my ice tea pot I filled it with tea just enough to cover the bottom of the vessel and added room tempreture purified wat...(more)
Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)
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3723 06/21/2006
I must confess that I do drink a lot of tea with my friends. I have my special collected tea ware pieces and friends send me new pieces that I love to share while drinking tea. We have fun and it is always a social event at my house. But I have always kept away from ...(more)
Gyokuro Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
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3879 06/17/2006
Many thanks for producing and offering Hibiki an's Pinnicle Japanese Green Tea. My very first experience began with the Gyokuro Pinnicle tea . I have to start somewhere to try and accurately describe my experience with this tea and it will have to be with the wor...(more)